Part One of a two-part article about homosexual identity
Our favorite scamster, Marc Dreier -- the Man of a Thousand Faces who impersonated his way to hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of phony note sales, sometimes with supporting players -- has pleaded guilty. In fact, he told the court, "I understand that everything I was doing was illegal." In ... More >>
The New York Times today examines the pension fund investigations that have spread since New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo (pictured) started digging into the scandals involving such funds in this state. The notion seems to be spreading that "placement agents" who intervene between fund manage ... More >>
Cockpit tape from Buffalo plane crash. Plane horror this morning outside Buffalo. A Continental commuter plane from Newark smashed into a house, killing one person inside and all 49 on plane, according to reports. Additional info: One of the victims was a 9/11 widow. See earlier links. Now, th ... More >>
Senator Judd Gregg, Obama's bipartisan-outreach nominee for Secretary of Commerce, has backed out. "I have found that on issues such as the stimulus package and the Census there are irresolvable conflicts for me," his statement reads, though Gregg adds "there will be many issues and initiatives wher ... More >>
The Times as Jimmy Cagney and the reader as Mae Clarke. It's about time. A banner day for the New York Times. Newspapers that don't go out for blood are worthless. The Times often should be itself flayed because it so often doesn't take full advantage of its tremendous resources and usually und ... More >>
It's a rare treat when liberals and conservatives can get together, and they seem to agree that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is one awesome crook. Lefty outlets have been following the Blagojevich "fiasco," exploring the linkages between Blagojevich and Illinois politicians who might accommodat ... More >>
President-Elect Obama put forward his former rival for the Democratic nomination, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, for Secretary of Commerce. The sometimes ill-spoken Richardson, who during the campaign told a union audience that he would "continue taking your financial support," said it was "a ... More >>
Keywords: Family, America, paycheck, health care, prescription drugs, personal responsibility, "rocket fuel," "this guy's good." Components in ascending order of importance: 1.) Obama rattling off his policies; 2.) Cheerful Democratic supernumeraries (Tim Kaine, Bill Richardson, et alia) telling us ... More >>
A lawyer and a close friend of John McCain, Jordan Wright has been collecting the merchandising detritus of presidential campaigns for five decades. Those stickers, signs, and (most importantly) buttons that Oval Office aspirants produce to woo Americans might seem like mere ephemera, but the items ... More >>
At first glance of the accompanying article, the front page of the New York Post seems to be peddling some old news about the election in an attempt to make you part with your hard-earned quarter. After all, the "Barack can't win" comment comes from back when Hillary Clinton was courting what she th ... More >>
It's Monday, and we're sluggish. Perhaps it's the depressing idea that our morning commute has gotten more expensive or that the two presidential candidates could be determined by tomorrow night or maybe, just maybe it's the idea that the owners of the two biggest rivals in sports, the Yankees and t ... More >>
Dont believe the hype about race and the primaries
And deep into their backstories and political views. Inanimate? Like hell they are.
A writer for the Denver Westword befriended presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton, Bill Richardson, Dennis Kucinich, Mike Gravel, Chris Dodd and Barack Obama through MySpace. John Edwards and Joe Biden weren't so friendly. From the Westword:
Obama's strategy makes her spurn Bill's Cuban advances and embrace Bush and the GOP's anti-Castro right.
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The First Lady may not have the belly for a street fight with Rudy Giuliani. Enter Al Sharpton.
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